YEVGENY STANKOVICH (b 1942 )
Regarded by many as the most important Ukrainian composer since his teacher, Lyatoshynsky, Yevhen Stankovytch belongs to a group of Soviet composers of a more adventurous cast of mind than has always been acceptable to the official musical establishment. He has played an active part in the musical and political life of his country and been variously honoured at home and abroad.
Stankovytch has played a significant part in the development of Ukrainian music. His symphonies, in particular, have introduced his work to an international audience. With descriptive titles, these are grandiose in conception and colourful in execution.